Retrofuturism

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Retrofuturism (or in Cyberpunk terms Raygun Gothic or Atompunk) is a trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced in an earlier era (mainly early to mid 20th century) on themes, technology, and style.

It is often found in the worlds of fashion, architecture, design, music, literature, film, and video games.

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Examples

  • BioShock series – The first two games are a mix of Biopunk, later Dieselpunk and few Atompunk elements through the setting's building styles (of Art Deco) and a few technologies that were never commercially released. The third game mainly uses Steampunk Edwardian Art Nouveau style designs with lesser Biopunk elements.
  • Legend of Korra – This sequel of Avatar: The Last Airbender is an anime-style American cartoon. It is more of a borderline Steampunk/Dieselpunk urban fantasy adventure (until "Book 3: Change") to playing straight Dieselpunk sci-fantasy adventure (since "Book 4: Balance") with an Asian/Native-American themed world. The Avatar character, named Wan, is more of a biological-Singularitarian-themed entity (later revealed as also a master of all superpowers – including psychokinesis called 'Bending', based on Classical elements put in a variant of Chinese martial arts – and treated as the deity or spiritual leader within the universe) who was revealed in "Book 2: Spirits", which afterwards implied that other Avatars seemed to be mutated/possessed by a spirit called "Raava" to defeat her antithesis, "Vaatu", thousands of years prior to the events of the sequel.
  • Futurama - Its techincally Retrofuturism or Raygun Gothic (put its more Postcyberpunk with some Cyberpunk elements for comical humor/effect and effected on when show runs) in only for particulary some of the buildings, clothes, the technology (execpt for some cases), only one (put become recurring very much later) time in politics and the lot of the Planet Express business itself its written over it.

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